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Public Service Commission candidate talks energy

By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Georgia's energy's needs are growing, but the sources for that energy are limited.

Tim Echols, a candidate for the state's public service commission, which decides how much the power companies can raise your bill, was in Albany yesterday.

He is holding town hall meetings across south Georgia to talk about energy and alternative ways to produce it.

Echols say it's possible using readily available resources like wind and solar energy.

"If you build a new home in Hawaii you have to put a solar hot water heater in, it's the law. In Georgia we have a $2,500 tax credit," said Tim Echols, Public Service Commission Candidate.

Wednesday's meeting in Albany was the first of six.

If elected, Echols says he'll push to hold hearings on power hikes in the areas affected by their decisions not just in Atlanta.

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